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Japan’s "'76ers" Gain Global Attention: New Liberal Elite Can Change Japan

Devin T. Stewart 07/23/14

Change is coming to Japan. In this "Nikkei Business" interview, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow discusses his research on Japan's generation known as "76ers."

West Africa's Misguided War on Drugs

Kofi Annan
Project Syndicate
07/11/14

West Africa is increasingly enmeshed in the global drug trade. A new report from the West Africa Commission on Drugs calls for a different approach to drug abuse, one that treats it not as a criminal-justice issue, but rather as a public-health problem.

Urbanization and its Discontents: Educating Dhaka's Slum Children

Mabruk Kabir
World Bank
07/09/14

Dhaka, Bangladesh is one of the world's fastest growing cities due to urban migration. Children who end up living in its slums are 2.5 more likely to be excluded from school than the national average. How can we solve this inequity?

Does India Really Need a Women-centric Bank?

Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani 06/25/14

With plenty of banks and microfinance services already available, does India's new bank have the right strategy to empower poor and rural women?

Of Moonshots and Slingshots

Vinay Gupta 06/18/14

Only if policy people and technologists work together better will we change the world in ways that are congruent with our most critical human needs and planetary risks.

A Dangerous Dance in Modern Iran

Negar Rachel Treister 05/30/14

Any stirring of excitement about change in Iran needs to be tempered by the reality that change will never come from the current leadership.

3 Tools for Turning Fragile States into Inclusive Societies

Seth Kaplan 05/21/14

In Seth Kaplan's new book he identifies three tools for successful development in fragile states: social cohesion, an inclusive ideology, and incentives for elites.

Islamophobia Is Not Just a Western Problem

Kavitha Rajagopalan 05/14/14

The success of nationalists in India's election shows how easily an intricate social fabric can be rent for political purposes.

The Rebirth of Rwanda

Louise Mushikiwabo
Project Syndicate
04/14/14

Rwanda has made a lot of progress in the twenty years since the genocide, but the world is still not equipped to handle mass atrocities.

A United Front in the War for Wildlife

Simon Hedges
Wildlife Conservation Society
04/04/14

Conservationists need a unified approach to stop the illegal trade in wildlife: species protection, human development, good governance, and enforcement.

Forced Evictions Defeat the Spirit of Big Sporting Events

Priscila Néri
WITNESS
03/19/14

The evicted residents of Rio demand to be included in the benefits and the legacies of big tournaments like the World Cup and Olympics.

Building Resilience

Kavitha Rajagopalan 03/18/14

Now is the time for New York to take control of its aging infrastructure and set aside a fund for investing in and upgrading pipelines and buildings around the city.

Dogs Ally with Elephants in the Fight Against Illegal Ivory

Ruth Starkey
Wildlife Conservation Society
03/14/14

Sniffer dog teams are proving invaluable in the interdiction of illegal ivory and other wildlife parts as the contraband flows from Africa to Asia.

U.S.-China Cooperation and Planetary Resurgence

James Hansen 02/24/14

Agreement by China and the United States on rising internal carbon fees would be a planetary turning point, opening the door to global ascendancy of clean energies.

The Road to Car Safety

Carlos Ghosn
Project Syndicate
01/31/14

For the automobile industry to remain an instrument of progress, it must address the major issues of safety, clean energy, and affordability.

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